News Feed /news-rss News Feed Tue, 21 Feb 2017 00:40:29 +0000 en-us AG Hawley Announces Victory on Obama Administration Energy Regulation urn:uuid:afeeb514-ad6b-6a5c-bcc3-ff000082a1ac Mon, 20 Feb 2017 08:23:32 +0000 Jefferson City, Mo. – Attorney General Josh Hawley issued the following statement regarding the full repeal of the Obama Administration’s Stream Protection Rule late last week: “This is a great victory for the people of Missouri. My office took on the federal government to protect working families in our state from soaring energy costs, and we won. We sued the government to stop this regulation, and late last week Congress and President Trump responded by repealing it. I commend them," Hawley said. "This regulation, enacted during the final days of the Obama Administration, would have raised energy costs for all Missourians. That's why we went to court to block it. Now the regulation has been defeated." The rule would have prohibited surface mining within 100 feet of streams, sharply limiting coal production and driving up costs. Four-fifths of Missouri's energy comes from coal. At Hawley’s direction, on January 19, 2017, Missouri joined twelve (12) other states in suing the federal government, arguing the rule exceeded statutory authority and violated states’ rights under the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act. In conjunction with suit, Hawley and other Attorneys General urged Congress to repeal the rule. Congress responded late last week and disapproved the regulation. President Trump signed the repeal on Thursday. Gov. Greitens Makes Appointments to County Offices e69e901e-170c-4f67-be49-3891dbf8336b Fri, 17 Feb 2017 12:00:00 +0000 Gov. Eric Greitens has appointed Deborah Riekhof, of Franklin, as the Howard County Prosecuting Attorney.  Riekhof will succeed Stephen Murrell, who announced his resignation effective February 17, 2017. Riekhof, a Republican, served as Howard County Prosecutor from 2011 to 2014.  She currently serves as the municipal prosecutor for the City of Fayette.   Gov. Eric Greitens has appointed Louie Seiberlich, of Park Hills, as the Saint Francois County Auditor. The position became vacant upon the resignation of the previous auditor, Bret Burgess.  "Make a Difference" Art Contest Deadline Nears Deadline for posters on importance of wearing a safety belt is Feb. 27. Thu, 16 Feb 2017 09:49:00 +0000 Hawley Takes on California’s Job-Killing Regulations urn:uuid:a2e8b514-ad6b-6a5c-bcc3-ff000082a1ac Thu, 16 Feb 2017 09:06:00 +0000 Defends Missouri Farm Communities Jefferson City, Mo. – Attorney General Josh Hawley announced today that his office will fight California’s attempt to impose job-killing regulations on Missouri, all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court. Hawley asked the Court to hear argument in the State of Missouri’s challenge to a California law that imposes onerous new regulations on Missouri poultry farmers and would drive the costs of eggs up for Missouri families. “Make no mistake, this is an attempt by big-government liberals to impose job-killing regulation on Missouri. These regulations are unconstitutional. They will cost Missouri farmers tens of millions of dollars. They will cost Missouri families. And they will cost our state jobs.” The state of Missouri is joined in the appeal by five other states, Alabama, Iowa, Kentucky, Nebraska, and Oklahoma. The California law Missouri is challenging would require Missouri egg producers to comply with California’s farming regulations in order to sell eggs in California. The suit, first filed in 2014, claims that California’s out-of-state regulations violate the Commerce Clause of the U.S. Supreme Court, which gives Congress exclusive authority to regulate commerce among and between the states. In 2016, a three-judge panel of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that Missouri and the other plaintiff states lacked standing to pursue their claims. Missouri argues in Wednesday filings at the Supreme Court that the Constitution gives states the right to defend their citizens against out-of-state regulation. Missouri Farm Bureau President, Blake Hurst, applauded Attorney General Hawley for his commitment to protect Missouri agricultural interests. “This is a vital issue for Missouri farmers,” Hurst said. “If other states can tell Missouri how to farm, we will be in a world of hurt. I applaud the Attorney General for standing up for Missouri’s farm families all the way to the United States Supreme Court.” Hawley is the counsel of record for the case. Governor Greitens Appoints Three New University of Missouri Curators 62c46c9a-8b96-49a0-ba9d-7d3d25acf0b4 Wed, 15 Feb 2017 11:00:00 +0000 Today, Governor Greitens announced three appointments to the University of Missouri’s Board of Curators. Jeff Layman, Jamie Farmer, and Darryl Chatman will serve as the newest members of the governing body of the University of Missouri system. Gov. Greitens orders flags to half-staff on Wednesday to honor KCFD Battalion Chief who died in line of duty 42c4823e-218d-4517-9052-2e85630e5dfe Tue, 14 Feb 2017 17:15:00 +0000 Today, Governor Eric Greitens ordered that the flags of the United States and the State of Missouri at all state government buildings in Jackson County, Clay County, Platte County, and Cass County be flown at half-staff on Wednesday (Feb. 15) in honor of Battalion Chief Thomas G. Byrne, of the Kansas City Fire Department. Battalion Chief Byrne, age 51, died on Feb. 11 while serving the citizens of Kansas City. Governor Greitens Appoints Chlora Lindley-Myers as DIFP Director 0efe7e3b-77e2-4586-9ec4-f45a569552d5 Tue, 14 Feb 2017 17:00:00 +0000 Today, Governor Eric Greitens announced his pick for the head of the Missouri Department of Insurance, Financial Institutions and Professional Registration, Chlora Lindley-Myers. Governor Greitens released the following statement, “I look forward to working with Chlora to fight for the people of Missouri. At DIFP, she will have the ability to make sure that our government properly protects the people, while ensuring that businesses are encouraged to create jobs. She’s a proven leader who will put the people first.” Second Arrest Made In Caruthersville, Missouri, Shooting Tue, 14 Feb 2017 13:50:53 +0000 Governor Greitens Names Outsider, Businessman to Top Tax Job 8c8c1a5c-f0d9-4d9b-b2b2-b3951ad1bd16 Tue, 14 Feb 2017 12:30:00 +0000 Today, Governor Eric Greitens announced that Joel Walters, a Partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, will be his choice for the new head of Missouri’s Department of Revenue. Arrest Made In Shooting In Caruthersville, Missouri Tue, 14 Feb 2017 09:51:53 +0000 Law Enforcement Seeks Public's Assistance In Shooting Tue, 14 Feb 2017 09:50:53 +0000 Sergeant Rocky L. Seiner Retires Tue, 14 Feb 2017 08:45:53 +0000 Sergeant Brent J. Bernhardt Retires Tue, 14 Feb 2017 08:43:53 +0000 Corporal Kevin E. Linear Retires Tue, 14 Feb 2017 08:41:53 +0000 Media Invited To Attend Presentation From Going To The Dogs Foundation To Patrol Canine Jampy Tue, 14 Feb 2017 07:41:53 +0000